* Cos d'Estournel is ideally located in the heart of an undulating landscape in the north of the Médoc, at the entrance of the village of Saint-Estèphe. The boulders of the estate served as inspiration for his name; "Cos" is derived from the word "pebble hill" in the ancient Gascon dialect.
Blessed with an exceptionally diverse terroir, this wealth of natural variations is expressed incredibly in the wines of the estate, which are among the most reputed in the world. It was classified as one of the Deuxièmes Crus in the Official Wine Classification of Bordeaux of 1855.
Today the vineyard occupies 91 hectares. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes represent two-thirds of this precious mosaic of 61 plots, with a lower proportion of merlot and a small proportion of cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Inspired by the passion of its founder for India, the unique architectural style of Cos d'Estournel has made it an icon among the Châteaux of Bordeaux. Beneath its majestic pagodas and behind its heavy carved wooden door, the Château houses cellars of unmatched modernity and purity, a stark contrast to its ornate façade.
Definitely a unique and fascinating place.
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